I find it interesting that the media -a group of people who use words for a living- are going out of their way to misuse sets of words in the “Bush Video” nonsense.
The first one is obvious and has been pointed out by several people. For almost 6 months I’ve been explaining the difference between the levees being breached and them being topped. But the media is willfully ignoring the difference between the two. It is as important as the difference between suicide and homicide but the media willfully uses the wrong terms to attack Bush.
Breached… Topped… What’s in a word?
The second one however is more insidious. For 6 months, the spin from the left is that Bush was clueless about Katrina because he was ‘on vacation’ when it happened. People on the right repeatedly made the point he had several briefings on the topic, well before the storm hit.
Now, when video tape of said briefings comes out, it is not proof the left was goofy about the ‘Bush on Vacation” spin, instead the briefing morphs into a warning about the storm.
Isn’t Bush getting briefings on the storm a good thing? What would the media response be if Bush and NOT gotten any briefings before the storm? Isn’t 6 days of video tape proof he was taking this seriously?
Warning… Briefing… What’s in a word?